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So as far as i can tell we should be able to reopen this Friday unless the governor pushes this back. I will be in the shop from Wednesday on prepping the shop to re open. I will be main streamlining the shop to operate by appointment only. It will be 1 artist/1 client no one else. This is to hel...

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All thats left is my full day session tattoo raffle. There a handfull of spots left to buy into. $20/ sppt no buy in limit.
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Aaron Alter
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Half day raffle time folks
We have a winner!
Jessi MacManus congratulations.
There are 17 spots left on the full day raffle. Thank you to everyone that's participated so far!
Im super excited to see the art that the winners and i come up with and get to tattoo.

One thing i realized about the...

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Only 4 spots left on the half day raffle folks. Still plenty of spots on the full day raffle. Lets fill them up n pick some winners folks. Im excite to see who wins and what we come up with tattoo wise.
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Aaron Alter
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Aaron is raffling off a full day tattoo session and a half day session(8 hours & 4 hours) to help raise funds to cover shop overhead and expenses during the outbreak shut down.
Its $20/spot no limit on buy-ins.
There are 17 full day spots left and 12 half day spots left. Once all spots are full...

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Per orders of the Governor we are in compliance with the mandatory shut down until April 1st.
To any and all who have appointments booked contact me we will reschedule you with your work being priority.
To those of you still wanting work and wanting to book appointments; we will be booking time...

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Year end Gift Card Deal

Nov 13, 2019 – Dec 31, 2019

We will be matching %50 of every tattoo gift card purchased until the end of the year. If you have been wanting a new tattoo; or know some one who has, this is a great year end holiday gift! Spand $50/get$75 credit, $100/$150, $200/$300 credit and so on.

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Veterans Day Flash Sale

Nov 9, 2019 – Nov 11, 2019

Aaron will be offering $80 palm sized(3"x 5") traditional tattoos. Simple placements(no necks, ribs,throats, stomachs).
He will also be offering %20 off his hourly rate for tattoos over 2 hours; so if you are wanting a larger tattoo and have had that itch, let us help take care of you and show y...

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2 weeks ago
Aaron was awesome. I had a cover up job I needed last minute and he worked with me to make sure I could get in. The tattoo looked even better than I imagined it when it was done. Great conversationalist, better artist.
- Myles Y
2 weeks ago
I have many tattoos by many different places and I have to say Aaron is the best I've had do ink on me.
- Molly V
9 months ago
Chad made my ideas just a little better than they were to start with and did a beautiful job of making them look like I wanted. I would absolutely recommend these guys. Thanks so much Chad!! — from not a tattoo person
- Emily A

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We're a small tattoo shop located in the south side of Des Moines, just south of the East Village. Every tattoo you get from Anchors Away is unique. From traditional to modern, Chad and Aaron can create your new favorite tattoo in any style, from any reference. Call or message us today to book your consultation appointment and get your tattoo in a relaxed, friendly environment.

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2005 SE 6th St
Des Moines, IA 50315
United States

Business Hours

Mon:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tue:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sun:12:00 – 6:00 PM
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